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Controversy Brings Potential Changes To District 186 Board Policy

Updated: Tuesday, July 8 2014, 04:25 PM CDT
Preventing future trouble for District 186. That's why the former interim superintendent is proposing changes to the district's Board Policy.

Former Interim Superintendent Dr. Robert Hill was chosen to stay with the district through June at a cost of $650.

During that time he went through 300 pages of the district's board policy.

Dr. Hill says the current policy was outdated, which left the district open to potential lawsuits.

Board policy deals with everything from hiring practices, to handling parent complaints.

Dr. Hill made reference to changes he made after a controversy earlier this year.

Back in March, a teacher produced workbook changed the meaning of the 2nd Amendment which caused national media attention and even death threats against Dr. Hill.

"The new policy reflects a little clearer procedure to follow in terms of who to take your complaint to, at what level of the system the complaint is heard and so on," said Dr. Hill.

Although there are changes to the way parents complaints are handled, the way teachers make their own workbooks is staying the same.

The final version of the new board policy will be voted on at the next school board meeting on July 21.

This isn't the last time we will hear from Dr. Hill. He is extending his stay with the district to work on updating rules and regulations. He will be doing this on his own time and will not be getting paid.
Controversy Brings Potential Changes To District 186 Board Policy


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